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WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS. JOURNAL OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS, auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. Various places (Boston, MA; Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis, MN): various publishers (E. B. Stillings & Co., Griffith-Stillings Press; The National Tribune Co.; Japs-Olson Co.), various dates (1888-1932). A large, nearly consecutive, run of this yearly journal; we offer the years from 1888 to 1932, covering the sixth through the fiftieth conventions, lacking the issues for only five years (1889, 1890, 1913, 1920, and 1929). 40 volumes. Many volumes contain illustrations from photographs of the various officers of the organization. 8vo. Two volumes are bound in half leather. Fourteen volumes are bound in cloth, with gilt-stamped title to spine, and a.e.g. Twenty-four volumes are bound in printed paper wrappers. Ex library. Tipped-in to the volume of the ninth convention, held in 1891, is a holograph, presentation letter from Mary E. Deane, President of Massachusetts Department of the W.R.C.. The half leather volumes are missing large portions of the spines and the boards are detached. The spines of the paper-wrappered volumes are sunned, with some occasional chipping to wrappers; a few of the volumes have either the front or back panel detached. The text leaves are clean and the overall condition of the group is quite good. Offered with: JOURNAL OF THE TENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS...1890. For the Department of New Hampshire. JOURNAL OF THE EIGHTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS...1891. For the Departments of Connecticut , Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. JOURNAL OF THE SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS...1891. For the Departments of Missouri and Vermont. Seven separate issues covering individual state conventions. 8vo., paper wrappers. Ex library. Some occasional chipping to wrappers; one of the volumes has a detached cover. Else, near fine. The price for the collection: The Woman's Relief Corps, a post-Civil War organization, worked through local chapters to relieve the sufferings of disabled veterans, war widows, and orphans. In the North, it functioned as an auxilliary of the Grand Army of the Republic, but in the South, where the G.A.R. had no equivalent, there nonetheless were units of the Woman's Relief Corps. Separate units r.